Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Survives Drone Drop Test Unscathed


Tech companies have made boastful claims about their smartphones in the past and will continue to as time goes on.

However, just know that if you make a claim, you're liable to be called on it and have it tested, so that consumers know they're purchasing a device that actually lives up to expectations.

That's what the minds at did upon learning of Motorola's claim that its Droid Turbo 2 smartphone touts the "world's first shatter-proof display."

Oh yeah? Well, consider that a challenge accepted.

UnlockRiver decided to put the device's shatter-proof, 5.2-inch display to the ultimate test, linking the Droid Turbo 2 to a drone via a chain and hoisting the unmanned aircraft vehicle 900 feet above ground over what looks to be a suburb of sorts. 

For extra kicks, the website's testers decided to press record on the smartphone, putting its 21 megapixel camera to the test as well.

A full 275 meters, or 900 feet above ground, UnlockRiver was ready to see if Motorola made the boastful shatter-proof display claim just because it sounds good attached to the Droid Turbo 2 or if it really does live up to it.

That being said, the person controlling the drone pressed a button and the UAV released the Droid Turbo 2 with UnlockRiver capturing it in slow motion as it tumbled through the air, free falling all the way down to a thud.

Upon hitting a patch of bricks, the Droid Turbo 2 bounced off the ground. 

Then came the moment of truth to check on the damage to the phone.

Amazingly enough, not only was the shatter-proof display intact — save for a tiny crack in the upper-left part of the screen — but the smartphone was still recording even after enduring such an extreme durability test and fall. Wow.

The Droid Turbo 2's five layers of plastic flexible OLED, tucked in a sturdy aluminum frame, definitely make a difference.

So, regarding UnlockRiver's questions of "Is this phone really shatter-proof?" and "Will it really survive?" — the answer to each is an astounding yes. Quite impressive ... and possibly worth the $625 price tag.

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